Deer Collisions on the Rise

Deer and car

Big Bear City, CA, September 29, 2014 - With mountain highways running along forested areas, wildlife can sometimes be found crossing the road. Drivers are sometimes taken by surprise, and there have been several collisions this year between motorists and bear or deer on routes 18, 330 and 38. State Farm says such crashes could increase. Their … [Read more...]

Medicine Wheel: A Native Approach To Restoring Balance

Shoshone elder leads the ceremony.

Big Bear City, CA, September 28, 2014 - This month marked the ten-year anniversary of the Big Bear Medicine Wheel that was led by an Eastern Shoshone elder during the severe drought of 2004. At the time, local government agencies were debating cloud seeding--a method of increasing precipitation by dispersing substances such as dry ice or silver … [Read more...]

Big Bear Expecting Tons of Snow September 27

HDHR

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - Right on the heels of the news of the acquisition by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Bear Mountain is having its winter kickoff party this weekend. The 11th annual Hot Dawgz & Handrails is set for Saturday, September 27 from 9 am to dark, and 40 pro snowboarders will compete for cash on 130 tons of man-made … [Read more...]

Local Man Reported Missing

McCamish

September 26, 2014, Big Bear Lake, CA - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station is asking for the public's help in locating a Big Bear Lake resident. Sixty-year-old Brian McCamish is described as a "voluntary missing person" and was last seen in the City of Big Bear Lake on September 19. It's not known if he's currently in the area, but anyone who has … [Read more...]

Replace the Shake: New Funds Available To Bring Roofs Into Compliance

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - We hear a lot about maintaining “defensible space” around our mountain homes for fire protection--and rightly so--but it’s only part of the picture. Besides the presence of burnable vegetation immediately adjacent to buildings, the ignitability of a home also depends on its roofing materials. In one … [Read more...]

Sexting Lands Man in Jail

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 24, 2014 - An 18-year-old male has been arrested for sending sexually explicit messages to students at Big Bear Middle School and Big Bear High School. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station opened an investigation into the case on September 18, after girls reported receiving the messages through texting and social media. … [Read more...]

Holloway’s Celebrates 100 Years in Big Bear

Homer and Frances in front of the old general store

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2014 - Big Bear Lake offers the opportunity for every imaginable water sport activity, from quiet kayak outings to high-adrenaline wakeboarding. And one of the busiest hubs for watercraft is Holloway’s Marina, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It started with a nurseryman from Corona. Charles Holloway … [Read more...]

Tailgating Driver Was Carrying Meth

Big Bear City, CA, September 18, 2014 - Shortly after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputy Ferronato pulled a driver over for tailgating near the intersection of North Shore Drive and Mound Street in Big Bear City. The vehicle's driver of the vehicle, 53-year-old Daniel Vanbuskirk, was found to be driving on a suspended license and to … [Read more...]

New Bike Law Designed to End Fatal Trend

Big Bear City, CA, September 18, 2014 - It’s long been encouraged, but now it’s the law. As of September 16, California drivers are required to give bicyclists a three-foot margin as they pass them on the road. Our state isn’t the first to take such measures: According to the website 3footrule.com, 20 other states have some version of the law … [Read more...]

Rare Funnel Cloud Develops Over Big Bear

BBFC

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 17, 2014 - A very rare occurrence developed Tuesday with Big Bear's outbreak of thunderstorms. KBHR Meteorologist Ben Brissey explains that upper level winds and atmospheric conditions were favorable for severe weather and the development of funnel clouds--as demonstrated in this photograph. … [Read more...]